The Institute for Baseball Studies and the Baseball Reliquary are pleased to announce that Scarlett Del Giudice is the recipient of the 2018 Paul Dickson Prize. The formal announcement was made at the Whittier College Honors Convocation on Friday, April 27, 2018, and the certificate and cash prize of $200 were presented to Scarlett at the Institute for Baseball Studies on Friday, May 4, 2018. The prize was established in 2016 to encourage and foster student usage of the research materials at the Institute for Baseball Studies, and is named after the renowned author and historian Paul Dickson, whose papers form the centerpiece research collection at the Institute.
As a senior at Whittier College, Scarlett Del Giudice worked part-time for the Institute for Baseball Studies during the 2017-2018 academic year. She was instrumental in organizing the materials that comprise the Dr. Richard and Teresa Santillan Los Angeles Dodgers Collection, as well as in creating, managing, and producing content for the Institute’s Twitter and Instagram pages.
Born in Denver, Colorado in 1996, Scarlett has majored in political science at Whittier College. She plans to attend law school and to pursue a career in human rights law. She expresses gratitude to Mike McBride, professor of political science, who has been her adviser for four years at Whittier College. Professor McBride, who also serves as associate director of the Institute for Baseball Studies, encouraged her to join the team at the Institute for her senior year to work on a variety of projects.
Students enrolled at Whittier College are invited to submit an original work or to participate in a project inspired by or utilizing the resources found in the Institute for Baseball Studies. The work can be scholarly or creative in nature, for example, a research paper, a poem or short story, an artwork, a photograph, a musical piece, and so forth. The recipient of the cash prize, which is presented each spring, is selected by the directors of the Institute for Baseball Studies.
For further information on the Paul Dickson Prize, contact Institute for Baseball Studies Co-Director Joe Price at email@example.com or (562) 907-4803.